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Wednesday, January 14 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Global SEO and Domain Name Preference
What are global domain user preferences and how are they being impacted by new domain name opportunities?

Learn about results from polls and tests.  How does a domain name impact search?  What are user preferences as they relate to the psychology behind click engagement?  Are the new TLDs a disruptive force?

This is a session not to miss.

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Patrick Carleton

President and CoFounder, AdPartnerships.com and BrandedInteractive.com
Patrick is the founder and former producer of the GeoDomain Expo and is a regular presenter at top domain name industry conferences, having attended and/or presented at over 40 to date. Patrick was the Executive Director of Associated Cities, Inc., an international network of over 150 intuitive city-dot-com websites such as NewYorkCity.com, LosAngeles.com, and Chicago.com. In 2008, Patrick was the first inductee into the GeoDomain Hall of... Read More →

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Matt Bentley

Founder, Pretarget.com and CanIRank.com
Matt Bentley is the Founder of predictive marketing agency Pretarget.com and SEO software company CanIRank.com. Matt got his start in the domain industry over 12 years ago as an intern in a scrappy German startup called Sedo, eventually working his way up to CEO of Sedo.com and helping grow the company to 100+ employees and a position as market leader in the domain aftermarket. In 2008 Matt discovered data science and left Sedo to start his own... Read More →
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Bill Hartzer

Senior Strategist, Globe Runner
Twitter: @bhartzer | | Bill Hartzer is the Senior SEO Strategist at Globe Runner (www.globerunner.com). Bill is a frequent speaker and expert discussion panel participant at various search engine marketing and internet marketing conferences and events such as the Search Engine Strategies, SMX and the PubCon conferences. Bill writes frequently for Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Guide, and is regularly published in many online... Read More →
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Kurt Pritz

Executive Director, Domain Name Association
Kurt Pritz assumed the role of Executive Director for the Domain Name Association in November 2013. | | A former Internet Corporate for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) executive, Kurt played an important role in the growth of ICANN and is best known as the architect of ICANN’s new gTLD program. Prior to joining ICANN, Kurt spent nearly a decade at Walt Disney Imagineering where, as Vice President, Engineering & Production, he... Read More →

Wednesday January 14, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A - Verisign Hall Tropicana Cohiba Rooms 8 - 11